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The project logo Litchfield Community Facilities Survey

The project logo Litchfield Community Facilities Survey

The Litchfield Planning Board, in collaboration with the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee, is seeking your input to assist in the development of an updated Community Facilities Chapter for the Master Plan. Your participation in this survey is appreciated. Thank you for your assistance.   

Based on your experience, please indicate how well you believe the following Town and School facilities meet the needs of the community.
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The Police Department has proposed a new 10,400 sq. ft. Police Station to replace its existing 3,400 sq. ft. facility that would be built as an addition to the new Fire Station at an estimated cost of approximately $6 million. The new facility is proposed to meet existing safety, evidence storage and space needs. Do you support the development of a new, expanded Police Station?
The Police Department has proposed a new 10 400 sq. ft. Police Station to replace its existing 3 400 sq. ft. facility that would be built as an addition to the new Fire Station at an estimated cost of approximately 6 million. The new facility is proposed to meet existing safety evidence storage and space needs. Do you support the development of a new expanded Police Station?
Yes
No - Not this Proposal
No - Maintain Current Facility
Not Sure/No Opinion
Other
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The Fire Department has proposed replacing their existing 29-year old Tanker Truck with a new vehicle at an estimated cost of $662,000 in 2021 and replacing their existing 25-year old Fire Engine with a new vehicle at an estimated cost of $623,000 in 2022. Both purchases would be financed over a period of years. Do you support the purchase of these replacement vehicles?
The Fire Department has proposed replacing their existing 29-year old Tanker Truck with a new vehicle at an estimated cost of 662 000 in 2021 and replacing their existing 25-year old Fire Engine with a new vehicle at an estimated cost of 623 000 in 2022. Both purchases would be financed over a period of years. Do you support the purchase of these replacement vehicles?
Yes
No - Not as Proposed
No - Maintain Existing Equipment
Not Sure/No Opinion
Other
Closed to responses
The Highway Department has proposed a 6-year plan to bring all town roads in Litchfield to good or better condition by repaving an average of an additional 1.6 miles of road per year together with other improvements at cost of $200,000 per year in addition to the $200,000 per year already budgeted. Do you support the proposed 6-year road paving plan?
The Highway Department has proposed a 6-year plan to bring all town roads in Litchfield to good or better condition by repaving an average of an additional 1.6 miles of road per year together with other improvements at cost of 200 000 per year in addition to the 200 000 per year already budgeted. Do you support the proposed 6-year road paving plan?
Yes
No - Not as Proposed
No - Maintain Status Quo
Not Sure/No opinion
Other
Closed to responses
The Library Trustees are seeking to replace the existing 2,545 sq. ft. Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, built in 1924, with a new single-story building to be constructed adjacent to Town Hall or at another location to meet the needs of a growing population, accommodate expansion of its collection, provide additional meeting space and other improvements. The cost is estimated at about $3 million. Do you support construction of a new Library?
The Library Trustees are seeking to replace the existing 2 545 sq. ft. Aaron Cutler Memorial Library built in 1924 with a new single-story building to be constructed adjacent to Town Hall or at another location to meet the needs of a growing population accommodate expansion of its collection provide additional meeting space and other improvements. The cost is estimated at about 3 million. Do you support construction of a new Library?
Yes
No - Not this Proposal
No - Maintain Current Facility
Not Sure/No opinion
Other
Closed to responses
The Conservation Commission has proposed $2 million in funding to support acquisition of various properties. Commission has identified four sites as priority conservation acquisitions. The four properties are located in the north, south and central areas of the town and all abut existing conservation land. Do you support the dedication of additional funds for the acquisition of priority conservation land?
The Conservation Commission has proposed 2 million in funding to support acquisition of various properties. Commission has identified four sites as priority conservation acquisitions. The four properties are located in the north south and central areas of the town and all abut existing conservation land. Do you support the dedication of additional funds for the acquisition of priority conservation land?
Yes
No - Not as Proposed
No - Maintain Status Quo
Not Sure/No Opinion
Other
Closed to responses
The School Department is proposing to build a new approximately $30 million preK-5 Elementary School to replace Griffin Memorial School on existing School District property. Approximately 30% of the cost would be covered by state building aid. Do you support the construction of a new elementary school?
Yes
No - Not as Proposed
No - Maintain Current Facility
Not Sure/No Opinion
Other
Closed to responses
The School Department has proposed replacing outdated HVAC equipment and investing in energy efficiency improvements including window replacements, new lighting, and other improvements, at an estimated cost of $1,300,000 for Campbell High School and $1,365,000 for the Middle School. Do you support these proposed improvements?
Yes
44%
No - Maintain Facility as is
22%
No - Not as Proposed
20%
Not Sure/No Opinion
13%
Other
0%
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If a new Library were to be built to replace the Cutler Memorial Library, what do you believe the best use of the old building would be? Please select one of the options below.
Retain the building and convert it into a Senior Center.
Retain the building for use by the Historic Society, other civic groups or as additional public meeting space.
Demolish the building but retain the land as open space or for other future civic uses.
Sell the property for private use with covenants to protect the historic nature of the building .
Sell the property for private use without historic covenants to maximize the sales price.
Not Sure/No Opinion.
Other
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If a new elementary school were to be built to replace Griffin Memorial School, what do you believe the best use of the existing building should be?
Retain at least the historic portion of the building for conversion to a Recreational Center for the town.
Retain at least the historic portion of the building for conversion to a new SAU Office.
Demolish the building but retain the land future Town or School use or as open space.
Sell the land for private redevelopment with covenants to protect the historic portion of the building.
Sell the property for redevelopment without historic covenants to maximize the sales price.
Not Sure/No Opinion
Other
Closed to responses
If a new Police Station were to be built, how do you believe the former Police Station adjacent to Town Hall should be used?
New SAU Offices
New Cable TV Offices
Reserved for Future Town Hall Expansion
Other
Closed to responses
Please rank the following proposed facility improvements in order of preference by clicking on each item below.
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Are there any other improvements to Town or School District buildings, facilities or sites that you believe are needed? If so, please describe in the space below.
Closed for Comments